Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005
Wooohoo for a holiday off!
Ex-police-dude is going to cover for me the day after New Year's so I'll have the day off. That means I'll have an extra day to recuperate from what I already know will be a breakneck pace all weekend, plus a little extra time for some other things happening over the weekend.
Yup, back to being-mysterious mode. All will be explained in time, or at least I hope it will.
I gotta finish up my Christmas baskets this afternoon. Ex-police-dude brought me a Christmas gift today and I pasted on a smile and thanked him. He brought in a bath-and-scent collection in some variation of vanilla... which is quite possibly my LEAST favorite scent of all. I have to figure out now what the heck to do with it. I don't re-gift, so not sure what's going to happen to it. I hate to throw it in the trash but also can't see keeping it to take up space I really don't have - and will have even less of for a couple of months or thereabouts. It is a nice enough gift, just not my thing.
Meanwhile I heard some good news on the big web project; it's still on, just doesn't require me to devote God knows how long to create a whole new logo. I should be able to use the existing logo (one I designed a while back) and save myself a whole bunch of grief.
That means I will be able to turn a lot of the work over to my partner in crime, which is a win-win situation. Still helps me out, helps him out, keeps the web work churning, and more. Plus boss okayed running some underwriting announcements for us, especially since now I decided to turn the bulk of things over to the brains of the operation. I'm sticking with radio for the time being. It obviously doesn't pay a fortune, but I really like the job and still love living here.
Still nothing on the pay for the job a couple of weeks back. If I haven't heard anything before, I'm making a phone call early next week. I wouldn't except they've told me several times now that they will be paying me. I'm not a very happy camper right now. I keep being told it'll only be a day or two, blah blah blah. Well I want a vacation by their "day or two" rules, but sure as heck don't want to work by them.
I think I am going to leave work early today. I need to get some sleep, even an hour's nap; and gotta finish and bring in the gift basket for my afternoon guy. It's partly assembled, I just haven't had time to finish it up.
At this rate I'm gonna end up cancelling ALL plans for Christmas, including the company Saturday night. I'm absolutely dead on my feet today. My eyes are aching, which is never a good sign. If I don't get some sleep, even an hour nap, I am going to collapse again. I love the web work but am really REALLY glad to have a couple of people I can hand it off to.
If I don't get back here to post - Merry Christmas, everyone!
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )